Thursday, May 8, 2014

Morgan Manifacier -- Hues and Calm

I brought Morgan Manifacier to your attention a few days ago. He recently released an album full of more singer-songwriter goodness.

Hues and Calm is a completely different experience than Manifacier by himself, though. Manifacier showed off his guitar chops in the video, but this album is full of ambient, experimental folk. The mournful dirge of "Cold Countries" sets the marching orders. "Mother, Mother" is a heartbreaking ode to one of the most important figures in our lives. "Busy Boy" and "Ourselves" adds some warmth to the proceedings, and the French-language closers "The Bridge" and "Oh Joie" give us insight into Manifacier's breadth and depth.

Well this is not the straightforward shoot-from-the-hip folk most of you are into, it should be noted that Manifacier will be playing with John Moreland and M. Lockwood Porter this coming Sunday the 11th at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg. Good musicians connect with good musicians, and there's truly no higher endorsement than John Moreland. While they're not sonically similar, all three musicians know how to reach past your brain and into your heart. You can find more info for the concert here. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Morgan Manifacier -- Official, Facebook, Bandcamp

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